Financial Aid Announcements

2022-2023 FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) Now Open!

Students can now apply for financial aid for the school year 2022-2023 (2020 taxes)! Applying is only the first step in the financial aid process. Students must still follow the Financial Aid Steps to be considered for all forms of financial aid. 

The priority deadine to submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA or CADAA is March 2nd.

Visit our Application Assistance website for help with your application.

It's not too late to apply for 2021-2022 FAFSA/CA Dream Act!

It's never too late to apply for financial aid! The 2021-2022 (2019 taxes) FAFSA and CA Dream Act Applications are still open. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid. If you are eligible for the CA Primise Grant and have paid your class fees, you may get your payment refunded by submitting an Application for Refund of Fees form to the Admissions and Records Office.

Meet with our staff during our Zoom Application Assistance hours online! After submitting your application, you will need to complete all of the remaining Financial Aid Steps before any eligible financial aid is disbursed.

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Which FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application?



Fall 2021
Spring 2022
*Summer 2022



Fall 2022
Spring 2023
*Summer 2023


*For Summer, do BOTH


Financial Aid Processing

Verification forms

  • Be prepared for 2-4 weeks processing time
  • Deadline to submit verification for first disbursement each Fall is 07/01 each summer. 
  • Documents submitted after 7/01 will be processed by date received and eligible students may not receive a disbursement until later in the semester.
  • If you submit your documents after 07/01, you will need to make alternate arrangements to purchase books and complete the semester successfully.

Federal CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a package of over $2 trillion intended to provide relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The act contained provisions specifically intended to provide relief for higher education institutions and their students.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chabot Financial Aid Office by emailing from your secure ZoneMail email account.

Visit our CARES Report webpage for details about award criteria.
Visit our CARES Emergency Aid webpage to for additional details.

Extraordinary Withdrawal

Please be advised of the updated grading, refund, and extraordinary withdrawal policies for 2021, effective Spring 2021. Students who have been impacted by the pandemic can initiate a request for the "Extraordinary Withdrawal due to COVID-19" through CLASS-Web. Documentation is not typically required*, however the student must initiate this Extraordinary Withdrawal themselves, and attest to the reason that the withdrawal is due to Covid-19 (CV19); it cannot be initiated by faculty.

The Chabot-Las Positas College Community College District Grading Policy can be seen here.

The CLPCCD Grading Policy Message to Students can be seen here.

Under the CARES Act, the Department of Education has extended relief benefits for students who must withdraw from their classes due to Covid-19 (CV19) after receiving federal financial aid. 

  • While our office still must recalculate how much financial aid a student was actually eligible to receive based on the last date of attendance, the student may not have to repay that aid to the College or the Department of Education.
  • The Department of Education will exclude from a student’s Subsidized Loan usage (SULA) and Federal Pell Grant lifetime eligibility used (LEU) any payment during a period that the student does not complete due to this qualifying emergency.
  • Further, we may be able to exclude those withdrawn units due to CV19 from our calculation of a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), which determines eligibility for aid in future terms.

*A student may receive the CARES Act withdrawal benefits more than one term.  However, per the Department of Education, should the College find a student withdrawing from more than one semester due to CV19, they suggest that it is reasonable to require documentation of student circumstances prior to consideration of applying the CARES Act relief in the subsequent term.If requested, the student must provide the College with a written attestation explaining why the withdrawal was the result of Covid-19, along with documentation that would support the student’s claim. If sent via student’s ZoneMail email, no signature required. In the event that the Financial Aid Office does not accept the student’s assertion that their withdrawal was due to CV19, or no such attestation and documentation is received, the withdrawal will not be considered Covid-related, and the student will still be subject to repayment of financial aid received per recalculation, and all attempted units will be used to calculate SAP.